hotel industry

Hotel industry vs Airbnb heats up as FIU pulls out of research project

FIU Inset: Airbnb founders Joe Gebbia, Nathan Blecharczyk and Brian Chesky The hotel industry’s campaign against Airbnb and other online short-term rentals has taken a new turn. Florida International University, a state university that gets some of its funding from… Continue Reading →

Valet parking squabble pits Alexander Hotel condo association against owner of 40 rooms

The Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Hotel The condo association for the Alexander All Suite Oceanfront Resort is escalating an ongoing legal battle with a company that owns 40 rooms in the Miami Beach condo-hotel. The Alexander Condominium Association recently sued… Continue Reading →

Miami hospitality market shifts focus from beach to emerging downtown areas: ULI event

Downtown Miami (Credit: Azeez Bakare Studios) Ever since Miami pioneer Julia Tuttle sent Henry Flagler a box of fresh orange blossoms to get him to extend his railroad to Miami from frost-damaged West Palm Beach back in 1896, clever marketers… Continue Reading →

Hotel occupancy, room rates in Miami and the US see pre-holiday dip: STR

Miami Beach in 2010. (Credit: Getty Images) On the eve of the holidays, hotel occupancy and room rates dropped on a year-over-year basis in Miami and in the United States, according to a new report from STR.  For the week… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach a top market for hotel investment in 2015: report

An aerial view of Miami Beach’s hotels Hotel investors across the country spent a record $40.5 billion on hotel buys, new projects and new capital in 2015, according to a new STR report.  And Miami Beach was among the top… Continue Reading →

Reports: Hotel industry surpasses 5 million rooms…and more

Ocean Drive in Miami Beach Hotel rooms in the United States surpass 5M rooms: STR The number of hotel rooms in the U.S. reached a new record when it passed 5 million in June. The room count plateaued at 4.5… Continue Reading →

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